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Brewed by Burleigh Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Burleigh Heads, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A couple of centuries back, IPA was made strong and hoppy to protect it on those long voyages from England to India. These days, we just make it that way because it tastes great.
An intensive five-stage hopping process delivers a rich, robust character, smooth flavour and an inviting aroma. So, while it has all the mighty BAM of the original, its surprisingly well balanced a bit like our skateboarding elephant.
Five malted barley varieties, five natural hop varieties, fruity ale yeast and water.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy hardly clear pale orange with big rocky dishsoap off white head and cloudy lace. Big aromas of pine spruce citrus, caramel malt toffee, honey, vanilla and pitted fruits. Medium body, a touch artificially sweet on the taste, bitterness overshadowed by the lightly sickly sweet character, toffee lingers right through with the honey vanilla, fig sweetness - nonetheless tasty right through the finish. Satisfying, but the sickly sweet character leaves it to be savoured and not thrown back at a rate. Overall interesting beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tezminator (100) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2016
Nice aroma of passion fruit and pineapple as well as faint floral notes with resin. Taste is floral hops, caramel and sweet honey-like fig. Nice moderate lingering bitterness. I do not usually like sweet IPAs, but I guess this is the exception. An excellent beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danjs5 (114) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2016
Flat amber pour. Full toffee malt aroma. Tastes the same with heavy toffee tar body. Strong malt backbone overrides bitterness. Too bold, almost licorice upfront tang, for hops to come through. Nice complexity, but not my preference on style.

1.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Dr Rummy (1) - safety beach, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2016 does not count
I purchased this beer from Dan Murphys in Coffs Harbour, NSW. I am a brewer myself and Im very fond of IPAs, but this was literally undrinkable. I poured it down the sink. It had a terrible chemical / metallic taste that I couldnt connect with any typical beer flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dandm (110) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2016
Pitted against a Mash Copycat AIPA, a comparable Aussie beer. This pours flat, clear mid gold, darker than the other. Smells strong and fruity, less fresh. Some bitterness but masked by the malty character. Overall heavier in the mouth. A bit dank. More complex but I prefer the other.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (1326) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
(Bottle @ OReillys, Lamington National Park, QLD, July 9 2016) Pours a hazy amber colour with an average white head and a little lace. Aroma of toffee, pine, sweet orange and mixed preserved fruits. Flavour has a robust toffee and caramel malt backbone that makes it rather sweet but still fruity, with more of the candied orange and other fruits, balanced by some pine resin and a hint of grain. Finish is rather dry given the malt backbone, light to moderate pine bitterness. Medium full body with below average carbonation. A bit sweet overall, and a little malty, but quite serviceable. Worked fine in a rainforest lodge.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (1472) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2016
Citrus pine aroma in an amber copper pour. Nice hop forward balance with caramel body and restrained bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (15407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
On tap at Burleigh Brewing, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, some fruitiness, and biscuity malt. Flavour is quite punchy, with lots of fruity hops and some light caramel malt. Dry and fruity, with a nice body. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1669) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2016
BB 16.09.2016. Poured a hazy orangey amber colour with a one-finger off-white frothy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation moderate to high with fine, soft bubbles. Aroma with strong pine and grapefruit plus a nice mellow sweet malt. Taste of resinous pine and grapefruit plus hints of malt but not overly bitter; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Smooth and slightly dry with a lingering nice and pleasant bitterness on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (22391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle at bow bar Jan 2016... Amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft caramel toffee crystal malt nose... Soft sweet fig.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Soft sweet malts

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2751) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
330ml bottle from Dan Murphys, Hurstville. Pours an orange amber colour, off-white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of caramel, toffee, peach, orangey hop resin. Taste is malt caramel, toffee, fig with grapefruity earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.


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